When the breezes turn crisp and the leaves turn bright outside, you know sweater weather is officially in, and who better than our Accessories Buyer, Cindy Tse, to talk us through her favorite picks for winter accessorizing. Fresh from a trip to Iceland, with its reduced daylight hours and breathtaking landscapes, Cindy brought home a few Icelandic tips and tricks for staying warm.
“Everyone was bundled up in their down jackets, and almost every single person I saw had on a snood or a scarf, and some sort of hat or head accessory to keep the heat in and the cold out,” says Cindy, who loved both the opportunity to unplug that Iceland offered, as well as the local Icelandic horses.
So—grab a hot cup of cocoa, a comfy seat and read on to unwrap Cindy’s sweater weather style picks!
Black & White and Warm All Over
Black and white accented with shades of gray go with absolutely everything in the closet, and this fireside-friendly look is no exception. Cindy adores the twist on traditional plaid that makes up our Geometric Blanket Wrap, a versatile pairing for skinny jeans with boots or booties. Keep your paws toasty with Snowflake Gloves that transform from mittens to fingerless gloves with a quick flip. And protect your ears from the chill with our coordinating Snowflake Head Warmer.
Our chunky knits in natural hues bring texture to your wintery ensemble. Cindy’s favorites are our Pom Scarf crafted with marled yarn, and our Fringed Snood enwrap you in irresistible warmth while exuding a chic mid-century vibe. “Top off the look with our Pom Beanie Hats for a cozy, nostalgic touch,” she says.
Sweet Sweater Weather
Ultra cozy and oh-so-eclectic, our array of affordable cardigans reflect our worldly point of view. Crafted in far-flung locales like the Himalayan region of India, each one is soft and versatile.
Cindy recommends the relaxed silhouette of our Emilia Open Front Cardigan, or the more casual style of our Color Block Open Front Sweater. As a bonus, both boast fringed details for a playful touch of texture.
Step Out in a Snood
Snuggle up in a good Snood, and you’ll stay stylishly toasty all season long. This ingenious and versatile fashion find is the love child of your favorite scarf and that warm hood you wish you had when you needed it. Snoods like these sumptuously soft Faux Fur Snoods blend the best of both worlds so you can go walking in Iceland, Sweden, or any winter wonderland in complete comfort.
These wrap-around designs bring creative flair to your snowy fashions. Our Pink Fuzzy Plaid Scarf dazzles with a color block motif, providing an eye-catching piece that’s both chic and snow-ready. Cindy suggests bringing a sense of drama to your favorite outfits with our scene-stealing Faux Fur Stole in gray and black. And don’t forget a ‘haute’ finishing touch with a brilliant Beanie and Faux Fur Ear Muffs.
Snow Time Like the Present
These sweater weather looks also happen to make delightful (and amazingly useful) Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Our adorable Elephant Head Warmer and Llama Hat hail from Nepal and offer global appeal, while our Convertible Gloves featuring Nordic-inspired designs warm up any cold-weather day with undeniable charm.
Who wouldn’t love unwrapping these winter wonders?